Orientation

An entertaining village game in which the young scouts are sent to Jericho to solve tricky puzzles and gather important information about the city and its inhabitants.

The aim of the Technik-Sternli is to teach children age-appropriate Jungschart techniques. A signature run is a good opportunity to apply the content of the Orientation Zack at the Jungschi level.

Procedure of the game: The young sharers are given the task (e.g. Wanted poster as an introduction) to look for the lost sheep. They then go from post to post until they find the sheep. At each post there is a leader in disguise. The children are each given a clue as to where the next post is and how to deal with this person so that they give information. If the set criteria are not met, the leader does not give information!  

Generally, the more leaders, the better. The listed variation can be expanded depending on the time budget and leaders present.

At the end, a big party can be celebrated!:)

 

Attachment: Game idea detailed & Wanted poster

The participants are driven by car to a place where they do not know so well. From this place the participants have to find their way back to the starting point

Estimating distances takes some practice, but is worthwhile - especially in orienteering and outdoor programming.

Bet: You can't estimate the length of five 50-lappers strung together to within 10 mm?

This article is a Forum issue article and it is attached as a pdf below.

Orienteering is a typical Jungschart activity. Jungschartechnik (map reading), sporting activity and nature enjoyment are combined here in an ideal way. Here we explain what you have to consider when preparing an orienteering run

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